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Dear OEMS, Please Build These
Concept cars are things that dreams are made of. These vehicles represent a manufacturer’s future, seen through LSD-laced rose colored glasses.
They are utopian automobiles for a world free of conservatism and convention. For better or worse, most will never see the light of day as a production model, but usually a few elements (and hopefully many) will find their way into future cars.
2013 has been another busy year for concept cars with manufacturers worldwide showcasing the best (and worst) new ideas within the automotive world. Sometimes these designs fail to resonate with the public; remember the Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept? Not to worry, no one else does either.
But for every lackluster concept, there seems to be at least two that capture our attention, like the Audi Quattro Concept shown above. Here are the ten best concepts of 2013.
Some assembly required
The good news about Chevy’s 550hp LS7 Camaro Concept is that you will be able to own one. The bad news is that you’ll have to put it together yourself.
Unveiled alongside three other custom Camaros (the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Camaro Concept, the Camaro GS Racecar Concept and the Camaro Black Concept) at the 2008 SEMA Show, the Chevrolet LS7 Camaro Concept gets 550hp thanks to… you guessed it, an LS7 crate engine.
The engine is available through GM Performance Parts, as are the additional engine modifications. The LS7 on this concept has been modified with a GM Performance Parts cam, headers, exhaust system and an air intake system.
Power gets to the ground through a production Tremec 6060 six-speed manual transmission with a GM Performance Parts Hurst shifter.
Additional parts showcased on the LS7 Concept are a Brembo brake kit, custom 20-inch wheels and lowering springs.
General Motors has no plans to bring this vehicle to market but thankfully, enthusiasts with either the mechanical know-how or cash-flow… or both, can built it for themselves.
Official press release after the jump: